ERJ staff report (DS)
Beijing - Tyre makers in Shandong Provice are struggling, following the downturn in Europe; tariffs imposed by the US administration and volatile raw material prices.
Amid a range of statistics relating to tyre production in Shandong, a report on the CRIA website said that tyre makers in Shandong Province are struggling to cope with a switch in the economic environment from rapid growth to an emphasis on technology.
The report says local tyre makers need ot upgrade building machines, upgrade tyre curing presses and improve the compounding to make 'green' tyres.
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News story from CRIA (Chinese language)
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